YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS AT THE KENWOOD ACADEMY AUDITORIUM

5015 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

All performances are held in the auditorium. The 50-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017                                           RICA OBSESION           

This concert brings you sounds and rhythms from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Cuba. The versatile musicians will perform Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other Latin styles.  They will also explain the different instruments and rhythms with details of where they originated.  A lively and very informative presentation you and your students will absolutely love.  You won’t want to miss it!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017                                           KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR

Back by popular demand, this choir engages the audience with their beautiful sounds and creative choreography.  These young inspiring high school singers will present a program of many genres — classical, gospel, jazz, and some of today’s tunes too.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018                                               KAIA STRING QUARTET

KAIA is a Chicago-based string quartet that specializes in exploring and sharing the rich and diverse body of music from Latin America.  They will present “A Trip Around the World” focused on exploring different music.  The wide variety of style and function will be discussed as well as instrumentation, composers and folk traditions.  There will be a world map and board to display images of flags, composers and cultural scenes.   New to the series!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018                                             JAMAICAN ENSEMBLE

Get ready for your students to be captivated by the sounds of the island’s traditional music from the opening chant.   The voice, percussion, saxophone and bass ensemble will give you a taste of the Caribbean with exciting and unique sounds that will have your students dancing and singing in their seats.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018                                                  JAZZ AT THE WOOD

Kenwood Academy’s Concert Jazz Band will perform standard and original compositions, a creative blend that makes the Concert Band a must-see performance.  The vibrant jazz players are dedicated to this timeless music and add just the right amount of spark to call it their own.  Don’t miss.

 Tuesday, April 24, 2018                                                    ENSEMBLE ESPAÑOL

Join Ensemble Español as they present fiery Flamenco dances and music from Andalucía, the southern part of Spain! The Ensemble’s mission is the preservation, presentation and promotion of the classical, folkloric, Flamenco and contemporary traditions of Spain. Come share their passion.

Tuesday May 22, 2018                                                       KAISO STEEL ORCHESTRA / CYSO

Come dance along with the students of CYSO’s Kaiso Steel Orchestra as they present an energetic performance that is both exciting and educational.   This performance consists of music ranging from Trinidad’s traditional calypso and soca music, to classical music, pop music, and beyond!  Throughout the performance the audience will gain knowledge of the history and origin of the instrument, as well as an understanding of each instrument that makes up the steelpan family and the role each plays in the ensemble.   New to the series!

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